Re: coding style

From: Cyrill Gorcunov
Date: Fri Jun 15 2007 - 14:25:10 EST

[Kok, Auke - Fri, Jun 15, 2007 at 11:05:07AM -0700]
| Chris Friesen wrote:
| >Consider two people, one with tabs as 8 characters and one with tabs as
| >4 characters. If person A aligns using a tab plus a space (giving 9
| >characters), then the alignmnet will be all screwed up for person B (who
| >will see 5 characters of alignment).
| >
| >The only rule that works (setting aside bad tools) is:
| >
| >"use tabs for indents and spaces for alignment"
| >
| >If that means you need to use two dozen spaces, then so be it.
| it would be awesome if the script could distinguish between
| indentation and alignment space usage - this is going to cause major
| confusion with patch submitters.
| I personally think that the sentence
| "use tabs for indents and spaces for alignment"

Absoulutely agreed with you! There sould be someting making strict rule
over alignment (as it done for the tabs size).

| should also be in the CodingStyle document to avoid confusion.
| Auke


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